Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says

Jan 22, 2019, 00:49
Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says

Giuliani's suggestion to NBC that dialogue about the Trump Tower project could have stretched into the fall of 2016 extends the timeline well beyond what the president has publicly acknowledged. "We thought he was telling the truth".

While the cable channels' anchors and analysts took care to say the report was possibly damning "if true" throughout the day on Friday, there was still rampant speculation about potential impeachment, proof of obstruction of justice, and the possible end of the Trump presidency.

"It's our understanding that [the discussions] went on throughout 2016", Mr Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, told NBC's Meet the Press program.

"Probably could be up to as far as October, November - our answers cover until the election", Giuliani said, referring to written questions Trump has answered from special counsel Robert Mueller, who for 20 months has been investigating Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe.

But he also didn't rule out that they might have discussed the testimony, asking "so what if he talked to him about it?"

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Within 24 hours of the story's publication, the special counsel's office issued a statement doing just that.

"I don't think he understands anything that he's saying half the time at this point", Bardella said.

The Sunday discussion on Joy Reid's program followed Giuliani's "Meet the Press" appearance in which he revealed that Trump may have been engaged in talks to build one of his namesake towers in Moscow as recently as November 2016.

He continued, "I think also that the coverage by the mainstream media was disgraceful and I think it's going to take a long time for the mainstream media to recover its credibility".

Carr, who rarely offers comment to reporters, declined comment. "It's nearly like does Rudy even talk to Donald Trump at all?"

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It remains unclear when or if discussions about building Trump Tower Moscow officially ended.

It remains hard to accept the BuzzFeed article as a whole - but Giuliani's scattershot reaction and shifting story suggest that it's still worth taking seriously.

Giuliani said Trump "acknowledged that they had conversations about it throughout 2015, 2016".

"In the interest of protecting ... sources, we aren't going to speak further on the details of who saw what and when, beyond what's in the reporting", Mittenthal told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Smith attempted to shift blame to the special counsel, saying "it has not been our experience that the special counsel has been forthcoming with information". But according to The Washington Post, Carr has since claimed if he had known precisely what BuzzFeed was planning to report, he would have pushed back harder on the allegation.

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